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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 2015 - Question Corral With Jennifer McFall

Reader: I’m getting ready to move up to a higher level of jumping. So far, I’m finding that my horse’s jump over the bigger fences is harder to stick with. Can you recommend some exercises, either riding or ground based, that will help me maintain my position and stay with my horse as his effort gets more dramatic?

Jennifer: Although it is tougher to ride, it’s always comforting knowing your horse has more jump than he needs rather than the alternative - a low flyer! That being said, you do need to stay in synch with the jump, to not interfere with his form and also to keep from punishing him in the mouth.

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